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Space Fiction






The Worlds of Star Trek

Star Trek Movie — 2009

by Carl Martin

 
Star Trek DVD's, books, collectibles, film art, signed photos, model kits, replicas (phasers, communicators and tricorders), and much, much more!
 
The Star Trek crew
The new Star Trek crew. From left-to-right: Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Chris Pine as Kirk, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Karl Urban as McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Zoe Saldana as Uhura. Compare the old and new Star Trek crews, by clicking on the picture.
 

Star Trek's Spock attacks Captain Kirk. Compare the old and new Spock, by clicking on the picture.
 
J.J. Abrams (television's Alias and Lost) with Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Mission: Impossible III, Legend of Zorro and Transformers) seem to have brought to Star Trek a deeper human feeling than ever before. Oh, it was glorious in earlier works, but now it has troubled youth, both in Kirk and Spock. The emotional tension in the second trailer was downright palpable. There were some disappointments, but they were minor when compared to the overall momentum of the picture. One minor gripe concerns the infamous juvenile delinquent Kirk trashing his uncle's vintage car. In the trailer, that scene popped! In the film, it seemed nervous and a little too edgy.

It is interesting to compare the new actors to the ones in the original series. Compare the old and new Star Trek crews, by clicking on the crew picture (above right). Compare the old and new Spock, by clicking on the picture of Spock (right).

More Star Trek Pix


The U.S.S. Kelvin battles the Romulans...


...and loses. Kirk loses his father, George Samual Kirk, Sr.


The United Starship Enterprise, under construction.


The young crew of the Enterprise.


Kirk on ice.


The film's villain, the Romulan, Nero.